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Undergraduate Student Ambassadors

Applications are now closed for 2023/24. To register your interest for future opportunities, please complete this form.

What's in it for you?

I didn’t know I would be able to get involved in things like filming and residential trips, which have been super fun.

The Student Ambassador role is flexible and wide-ranging, allowing you to work hours that suit you while developing a wide range of skills. Find out more in the Undergraduate Student Ambassador job description 2023 (PDF , 175kb)

What you’ll be doing

What you’ll be doing

Student Ambassadors can take work with any of three teams:

  • Student Recruitment
  • Access and Outreach
  • Marketing

Visit our Work opportunities page to find out more about what you could get involved with as a Student Ambassador.

Role requirements

Role requirements

  • You will need to be a role model for prospective students
  • You should be proactive, enthusiastic, reliable and punctual
  • You will need to provide helpful insight into university life at the University of York

Compulsory training is provided.

Right to work

  • You will need to provide proof of your right to work in the UK. Your department will tell you how to arrange this.


  • As you will sometimes be working with under 18s, we require a disclosure barring service check for all ambassadors. This is paid for by the University.

Skills the role develops

Skills the role develops 

Being a Student Ambassador helps you develop the following skills:

  • Communication - talking to a range of people on a one-to-one basis or to large groups
  • Team work - co-ordinating your work with other Ambassadors and University staff
  • Social and cultural awareness - meeting and working with people from a range of backgrounds
  • Problem solving/using your initiative - you may face unexpected challenges, which require you to change your approach. These incidents may also require resilience, persistence, tact, creativity and innovation.

Visit the Your employability skills page for more information about skills and how to develop them.

For help in presenting your skills and experiences in job or course applications, visit the CVs and applications page.



Visit our Student Ambassador FAQs page to find out more about being an undergraduate Student Ambassador. From what skills and experience you'll need, to how work will be assigned. 

Privacy notice

Privacy notice

The privacy notice sets out the ways in which the University of York gathers, uses, stores and shares your data. It also sets out how long we keep your data and what rights you have in relation to your data under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Rates of pay

  • £12.00 p/hr (plus holiday pay) = £13.45 p/hr (from 1 August 2023)

What's it like to be a student ambassador?

We've asked some of our current and former ambassadors to tell us more about their role, and what they've gained from it.

Soul's experience as a student ambassador

Contact us

Student Ambassador Scheme
Telephone: 01904 324639